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Euro 2012: Thoughts on Round 2

The second round of games are complete and the final set of games should be interesting as only two teams have been eliminated in the competition: Ireland and Sweden. Here are my look at all 16 teams summing them up

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2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Recap

The group stage has been completed and Mexico, Jamaica, and Panama were the winners of their groups and all three of the teams deserved it. Panama was the big surprise as they defeated the United States who did not have

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Europa League: The All-Portuguese Final Is Set

Braga continued their defensive strength in the Europa League as they got a 1-0 victory that gave them the victory on aggregate. Benfica came close to equalizing with Javier Saviola hitting the post in the first half, but they could

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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona Stroll While United Get Road Win

It was another exciting day in the Champions League as Barcelona secured a 5-1 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk. Manchester United ended its poor run at Stamford Bridge as they won 1-0 behind a Wayne Rooney goal but were lucky with

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Ligue 1 Offensive And Defensive Effectiveness

Here is a look at the effectiness statistics through the end of March in France’s Ligue 1. The first table is using possession statistics while the second one does not. There is a better description of these numbers is provided

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ESS Is On Vacation!

I am beginning a football pilgrimage for the next two weeks watching five games in Europe. Here is a quick list of the games. Liverpool vs. Manchester United Tottenham vs. AC Milan Sevilla vs. Barcelona Real Madrid vs. Lyon Atletico

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Ligue 1 Offensive And Defensive Effectiveness

This is a little late for December, but here are the statistics through January 9th for France’s Ligue 1. As far as some trends, it does seem possession is the most telling statistic as the top offensive and defensive effectiveness

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FIFA Announces End Of The Year Awards

FIFA announced their awards for 2010 including the FIFA Ballon D’or that combined the Ballon D’or and FIFA World Player Of The Year awards into a single award. Here is a complete list of the winners. FIFA Ballon D’or: Lionel

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Happy Holidays From ESS

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ESS.

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Players To Watch At US January Camp

The United States announced the 24 members of the January camp. Here is the squad. I’ve included the age of the players as well. Goalkeepers: Dominic Cervi (Celtic, SCOTLAND, age 24), Sean Johnson (Chicago, USA, 21), Matt Pickens (Colorado, USA,

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